INSTRUCTIONS Penile cancer: Providing patient support
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Penile cancer: Providing patient support
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide nurses with information about cancer of the penis. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing-education activity, you should be able to: 1. Identify signs and symptoms of penile cancer. 2. List treatment options for the patient with penile cancer. 3. Discuss nursing considerations for the patient with penile cancer.
- Approximately 95% of penile cancers are
- squamous cell carcinomas.
- basal cell carcinomas.
- Risk factors that trigger PeIN include
- alcohol consumption.
- HPV infection.
- Melanomas of the penis are most often found on the
- urethral meatus
- Which penile carcinoma has a low probability of metastasizing?
- basal cell
- Which type of SCC is found on the glans and foreskin of the penis?
- Which of the following is characteristic of BP?
- It presents as a single isolated lesion.
- It's highly invasive.
- It occurs more often than BD in sexually active young men.
- A penile lesion appearing brown, blue, black, and flat with asymmetrical borders is most likely to be
- basal cell carcinoma.
- squamous cell carcinoma.
- Malignancy that has grown into the corpus spongiosum or corpus cavernosa or urethra, and has spread to lymph nodes and other body parts is
- stage 4.
- stage 3B.
- stage 3A.
- Which of the following chemotherapeutic agents is commonly used for systemic treatment of metastatic penile cancer?
- The single greatest prognostic indicator of survival from penile cancer is
- patient age at diagnosis.
- location of the lesion.
- lymph node involvement.
- What treatment does the author specify to be curative in about 50% of patients with penile cancer who are at high risk for metastasis?
- systemic chemotherapy
- radical lymphadenectomy
- Mohs micrographic surgery
- Which procedure is most appropriate for a patient with noninvasive lesions?
- total glans resurfacing
- partial penectomy
- Following a radical penectomy, the patient will be
- able to stand to urinate.
- able to ejaculate after a 4- to 8-week recovery period.
- placed on stool softeners.
- A penile malignancy confined to the epidermis is stage
- Which of the following should patients receiving systemic chemotherapy report to their healthcare provider immediately?
- sore throat
- mild nausea
- After partial penectomy, the patient should be taught to refrain from sexual activity for
- 1 to 3 weeks.
- 4 to 8 weeks.
- 10 to 12 weeks.
- According to the American Cancer Society, with treatment, men with stage 2 penile cancer have a 5-year survival rate of
- The risk of cancer of the penis is mitigated by good genital hygiene, lifestyle modification, and
- a diet high in vitamin C.